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Dog and other Animal Bites

They may be known as “Man’s Best Friend,” but it’s important to remember that dogs may bite when they feel threatened, scared, or want to protect their owners. Dog owners are responsible for the actions of their animals under most circumstances.

A victim of a dog or other animal bite knows that it can be very traumatic. Animal bites can also result in significant injuries, including infection, scarring and panic attacks. Scarring and other physical and emotional issues can be complicated by age and other factors.Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney has nothing to do with you being a “dog hater” or going after the owners of dangerous dog breeds. You may be legally entitled to be compensated for the medical bills, lost wages, scars, emotional trauma and pain and suffering caused by the dog bite.

If bitten by a dog or other animal, it is important to identify the dog or animal and the owner as soon as possible. It is important to determine if the animal has been vaccinated. A dog owner’s home-owners insurance will often cover the damages caused by the owner’s pet.

Important dog safety tips from the Center for Disease Control

  • Do not approach an unfamiliar dog.
  • Do not run from a dog or scream.
  • Remain motionless (e.g., “be still like a tree”) when approached by an unfamiliar dog.
  • If knocked over by a dog, roll into a ball and be still.
  • Tell children they should not play with a dog unless supervised by an adult.
  • Avoid direct eye contact with a dog.
  • Do not disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for puppies.
  • Do not pet a dog without allowing it to see and sniff you first.
  • http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/dog-bites/index.html#concerned

If you, or a loved one is bitten by a dog or other animal, consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon after medical attention is sought to ensure that the incident is properly investigated and evidence is preserved. Our office has more than 95 years of experience helping victims of injuries, such as victims of animal bites, recover for their injuries. Contact our office today for more information. There is never a consultation charge to talk to an attorney at Busby, Bell & Biggs. Free home and hospital consultations are available.

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